ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Fellows

If you are inquiring about becoming a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, please click here.

Application Window Closed

*2017 Window will Open June 1st – August 1st 2017 Forms below still active for 2017 Window

The ASMBS fellowship certificate program serves to recognize surgeons who have completed their training and who have met the educational requirements needed to practice safe and effective bariatric surgery (according to fellowship training curriculum established by ASMBS).

The objective is for these certificates to add merit to surgeons beginning their careers in the field by emphasizing their ability to adequately perform metabolic and bariatric surgery. This program has been endorsed by the Executive Council of the ASMBS.

For information about Fellowship Council accredited programs, go to the Fellowship Council’s website.

All applications must include all items below to be accepted as complete:

  • Completed Fellowship Application Form, signed by applicant’s Program Director pdf doc
  • ASMBS Fellowship Sign-off Sheet pdf doc
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Summary of Fellowship Council case logs (downloadable from your Fellowship Council account)
  • Patient Evaluation Case Logs pdf doc
  • Outline of applicant’s educational curriculum of the fellowship program

Important curriculum updates are highlighted below:

  • Documentation is now required for Evaluation Requirements. Non-operative patient encounters include pre-op evaluations, in-patient encounters, and out-patient evaluations. Please use the Patient Evaluation Log Sheet above.
  • Documentation is required for Performance Assessment Synopsis. The curriculum document now reads: The Program Director will be responsible for conducting at least 2 fellow performance assessment interviews and providing the ASMBS with a brief synopsis of the meeting.

Recipients of the ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Fellows


  • Cheguevara Afaneh, MD
  • Abdullah M.A.T Almulaifi, MD
  • Allen A. Alvarez, MD
  • Mustafa W. Aman, MD
  • Amin Andalib, MD
  • Ambar Banerjee, MD
  • Abel E. Bello, MD
  • Sarah Billmeier, MD
  • Joel Brockmeyer, MD
  • James P Buwen, DO
  • Bernardo Franssen Canovas, MD
  • Cullen O. Carter, MD
  • Rizwan Chaudhry, MD
  • Fredrick Che, MD
  • Simon Chow, MD
  • Gloria B. Chu, MD
  • Christopher Daigle, MD
  • Laura Doyon, MD
  • Monica Makiko Dua, MD
  • Meredith Duke, MD
  • Brandice T Durkan, MD
  • Ahmad Elnahas, MD
  • Patrick Fei, MD
  • Richdeep Gill, MD
  • Jegan Gopal, MD
  • Jill Gorsuch, DO
  • David C. Gochnour II, MD
  • Veronica T. Guerrero, MD
  • Juan C. Gutierrez, MD
  • Ashraf Haddad, MD
  • Caitlin Ann Halbert, DO MS
  • Kevin Donald Helling, MD
  • Sara A. Hennessy, MD
  • David E. Henry, MD
  • Matthew Hubbard, MD
  • George Ibrahim, MD
  • Gregory Ross Johnston, MD
  • Mark Jonker, MD
  • Jacob Juta, MD
  • Gerardo Kahane, MD
  • Piotr Krecioch, MD
  • Zhamak Khorgami, MD
  • Tammy Kindel, MD
  • Christine Lovato, MD
  • Eric Luedke, MD, MS
  • Ellen Morrow, MD
  • Thomas Martin, MD
  • Michael Michel, MD
  • Rouzbeh Mostaedi, MD
  • Joshua Michael Mourot, MD
  • Aileen Murphy, DO
  • Alex Ordonez, MD
  • Ivanesa L. Pardo Lameda, MD
  • Matthew Pittman, MD
  • Caroline Reinke, MD
  • Jay Roberts, MD
  • Tarig A. Samarkandy, MD
  • Jennifer Schwartz, MD
  • Keri Seymour, DO
  • Shohan Shetty, MD
  • Thomas Shin, MD
  • Yulia Zak, MD
  • Carter Smith, MD
  • Cody Starnes, MD
  • Kurtis Stewart, MD
  • Iswanto Sucandy, MD
  • Tiffany Tanner, MD
  • Kirstie Van Ry, MD
  • Jesus E. Villarreal, MD
  • Thomas Wade, MD
  • Louise Yeung, MD
  • Ricardo M. Young, MD